Used to evaluate electrolyte disorders, calcium and potassium disorders, acid-base balance
Normally 1.6-2.4mg/100ml
Increased  advanced renal failure, Addison’s disease, excessive intake
Decreased  early renal disease, chronic alcoholism, hypercalcaemia, pancreatitis, pregnancy, during treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis, inadequate intake, severe burns, malabsorption, hypoparathyroidism

See: Magnesium Metabolism | Magnesium | Hypermagnaesemia

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